Bookin’ It 5K, May 13

Bookin’ It 5K, May 13

Bridget Hubbard, 4 in the Dewey Decimal Dash. Photo by Susan Bromley. By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville- Windy Mattson has lost 115 pounds since she began running in 2012. The 38-year-old Grand Blanc resident finished her 21st race on May 13, participating along with 321 others in the Bookin’ It for Your Library 5K, […]

Board OKs Aqua Club to manage pool

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Aqua Club will manage the Brandon Aquatics Center. At their May 15 meeting, the school board approved by a 5-2 vote a 2-year contract with Aqua Club at a cost of $40,000 annually, to provide services at the pool located at Brandon High School. Board President Kevin McClellan, […]

Bond revoked for Brandon man charged in sexual assaults

A man charged in the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl in the township was back in the Oakland County Jail May 15 after 52-2 District Court Judge Joseph Fabrizio revoked a $25,000 personal bond. The man must now post a $100,000 cash bond in order to be released on a GPS tether after Fabrizio […]

Letters to the editor, May 20, 2017

Bookin’ It For Your Library 5K Dear Editor, A huge thank you to everyone who participated and helped with the 6th annual Bookin’ It For Your Library 5K and Dewey Decimal Dash on May 13. We were blessed with beautiful weather and had a wonderful turnout! This event would not be possible without the dedication […]

Sex ed council advises teaching contraception

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. -A plan has been conceived for sex education in the district which would emphasize abstinence to students, while also teaching about contraceptives. During a May 15 special meeting Kristy Spann, executive director of educational services, presented a recommendation from an advisory council convened earlier this year for the […]

Appalachian Trail adventure

Appalachian Trail adventure

Lynne Wummel McAfees Knob in Virginia along the Appalachian Trail.  By Susan Bromley Staff Writer (Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a series covering Lynne Wummel’s journey across the Appalachian Trail. The first story can be found at A black bear sighting on the Appalachian Trail was a wish for Lynne Wummel […]

Power up with Powered Locally

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Ortonville – The on switch has been flipped for Powered Locally. The new organization, which seeks to bring together multiple local organizations for the betterment of the area, hosted an inaugural meeting May 8 at the library, with 10 people in attendance. “We focused on communications,” said DDA Executive Director […]

Brandon stepfather charged in sexual assaults

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer A Brandon Township man has been charged with sexually assaulting his 12-year-old stepdaughter. The 42-year-old man, whose name is being withheld by The Citizen to protect the victim’s identity, was arraigned May 5 in 52-2 District Court on three counts of first degree criminal sexual conduct on a person under […]

Public forum: Let’s talk about sex education

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – Sex education in the district will be the topic of discussion at a public hearing set for 4:30 p.m., May 15, at ITEC, 609 S. Ortonville Road. A recommendation from the sex education advisory board will be presented at the hearing, based on the committee’s research, as […]

Brandon Aquatic Center upgrades: By Matt Outlaw

Dear Ortonville-Brandon Community, Over the past several months, the Brandon School District has been working on plans to re-launch community education and make a number of much needed improvements to our aquatics program. To provide background on the aquatic center, it was built in 1996 through a local bond initiative and has served both the […]

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